Photo Credit: Courtesy Israel Police
IDF chartered tiyulit that was attacked by an Arab mob in Qalandiya

Dozens of Arabs on Sunday night attacked an IDF chartered tiyulit (a truck hauling a container with passengers) which had mistakenly entered the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Hakol Hayehudi reported. The tiyulit was carrying a group of soldiers, and at some point the driver became confused and headed into the refugee camp.

The road the driver had turned into was one-way, and the vehicle became stuck in a traffic jam. It took the local Arabs only a few minutes to recognize that the passengers were IDF soldiers – and they began to attack the vehicle with barrages of stones.

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The vehicle’s windshields were smashed and the driver and two soldiers who sat up front next to him—a man and a woman—were hit by the stones that flew into the truck’s cabin.

The soldiers on board the tiulit reported the incident to the IDF headquarters and large forces were rushed to the area to rescue them.

Border Police officers who entered the area were also attacked with stones by the rioters and fired warning shots in the air, as well as employing other riot control measures. One Border Policeman was injured by a stone that was thrown at him.

The two injured soldiers were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, but the wounded driver refused to be evacuated to the hospital and was treated at the site.

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